Is spirometer helpful in improving lung function?
Hi, I am a 40-year-old male. Is it recommended to use a spirometer? I face issues like shortness of breath. Would use a spirometer improve my lung function and exercise tolerance accordingly? Is spirometer helpful in improving lung function?
@mer-0 Hello, yes. Using an incentive spirometer teaches a patient to take slow, deep breaths and can be helpful to maximize lung capacity after surgery or in the setting of progressive pulmonary disease. Also, using an incentive spirometer can improve overall lung function, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen that is breathed into the lungs, ultimately increasing the oxygen that ends up in the body. This device is also able to help patients clear mucus from their lungs.